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Pristimantis turumiquirensis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from La Trinidad, Monte Turimiquire, in a cave at about 1,830m asl, in the eastern portion of the Venezuelan coastal mountain range between Sucre and Monagas States.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found in a cave in cloud forest. Breeding is by direct development.

Population

It is believed to be a rare species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to agriculture, involving both crops and livestock.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species falls within the Macizo Montanoso del Turimiquire Protective Zone, but there is a need for improved management of this area for biodiversity conservation.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the eastern portion of Venezuelan Coastal Range.

Citation

Jesús Manzanilla, Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Pristimantis turumiquirensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57020A11568605. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57020A11568605.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018

 

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